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ARPA-E Act of 2018

Short Titles as Introduced

ARPA-E Act of 2018

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the America COMPETES Act to establish Department of Energy policy for Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (2)

06/27/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5779)
05/22/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (10)

Date Chamber
06/28/2018SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
06/27/2018-2:59pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/27/2018-2:59pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5779)
06/27/2018-2:48pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5906.
06/27/2018-2:48pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5779-5781)
06/27/2018-2:47pmHouseMr. Lucas moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/23/2018HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/23/2018HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
05/22/2018HouseReferred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
05/22/2018HouseIntroduced in House

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology05/22/2018 Referred to
05/23/2018 Markup by
Senate Energy and Natural Resources06/28/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/22/2018)

ARPA-E Act of 2018

This bill amends the America COMPETES Act to require the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) in the Department of Energy (DOE) to overcome the long-term and high-risk technological barriers in the development of transformative science and technology solutions to address energy, environmental, economic, and national security challenges. (Currently, ARPA-E must overcome barriers in the development of energy technologies.)

The bill expands the goals of ARPA-E to include the development of energy technologies that:

  • provide transformative solutions to improve management of radioactive waste,
  • improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of energy production, and
  • address other challenges within the mission of DOE.

The bill expands the responsibility of ARPA-E to accelerate novel early-stage research to include nonenergy research.

ARPA-E must:

  • include a strategic vision roadmap in each annual report on energy technology projects or advanced technology projects, and
  • ensure that it does not fund an advanced technology project unless the prospective grantee has demonstrated that it has sufficiently attempted to secure private financing or that such project is not independently commercially viable.

Specified categories of proprietary information collected by ARPA-E from award recipients shall be considered privileged and confidential and not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.